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Turkish TV crew snubbed by PM's Office

Polish channels hire Turkish TV team, but crew not allowed to enter Prime Minister's Office

No entrance to Turks? A Turkish television crew hired by the Polish media in order to cover Poland's prime minister's visit to Israel was not allowed to enter the Prime Minister's Office compound.


Ynet learned that two Polish television stations, including the popular TVP news channel, hired the TV crew from a well-known Turkish firm that provides such services worldwide.


The team, which was hired in order to air images from the joint Israeli-Polish government session, arrived at the PM's Office on time. The Polish channels protested to their country's embassy in Israel and to the Prime Minister's Office, but to no avail. The TV crew did not receive a permit and the Poles were forced to arrange the broadcast using an alternate solution.


The PM's Office said that "there is no connection whatsoever between the TV crew's Turkish nationality and its delay." Officials blamed the Turkish company for the incident, claiming that it did not submit the required permits.


"There is a clear procedure for permitting the entry of TV crews into the Prime Minister's office…the TV crew arrived without any coordination and without the required permits," the Prime Minister's Office said. "Moreover, the team arrived without journalists IDs as required of any journalist arriving at the Office…the PM's Office has worked with Turkish media and will continue working with them in the future."



פרסום ראשון: 02.24.11, 19:30
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